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General Off-Topic Board / Buying a puppy
« on: July 08, 2007, 01:54:58 AM »
Hello,

If I take a year off, I plan on buying a puppy so we can adjust to eachother before I'm a 1L.   I'm looking at getting a Shih Tzu or a Lhasa Apso (the breeds I had growing up).  While I'd love to get a rescue dog, most of the dogs in the local shelters are rather large animals which is not an option as I live in an apartment. Anyone have advice on how to find a breeder and a healthy dog?  I want to make sure that I don't get a dog coming from a puppy mill.

Thanks...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: wait listed and deferring
« on: July 07, 2007, 08:57:53 PM »
It is definitely worth a try.  I would also let them know what options you are turning down for the chance of being at their school.  The worst that will happen is that they will say no.  It's not going to hurt your chance on the waitlist even if that happens.

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you're not that crazy  right?  This has to be a flame?  No man should decide how many children a woman will carry.  It's her body, and on a pre-law forum, what makes you think that women aren't planning to work?   Go to Liberty or Regent and leave the rest of us alone.

That type of attitude is not going to endear you to a future husband.












 :P


Right... because that is what I'm worried about...

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Acceptances / Re: a Californian hesitant to move out
« on: July 06, 2007, 08:27:30 AM »
it's hard to give you advice on a hypothetical.  Which schools are we talking about?

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you're not that crazy  right?  This has to be a flame?  No man should decide how many children a woman will carry.  It's her body, and on a pre-law forum, what makes you think that women aren't planning to work?   Go to Liberty or Regent and leave the rest of us alone.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fourth of July Stinks!
« on: July 05, 2007, 12:44:16 PM »
Last night I was watching the last three in season 4 leading up to Zoe's graduation.  I have the complete series and am going in order to show them all to one of my friends... It's my crack, really.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fourth of July Stinks!
« on: July 05, 2007, 11:48:29 AM »
I love the holiday; I watch 1776 and West Wing and feel a lot of pride.   HOWEVER, I'm concerned that this year my waitlisted schools' admissions committees may have taken the week off and I'm nervous!


West Wing sucks.

I always enjoy your posts, but this is just wrong.  ;)


No really... I made a big dinner last night for my best friend and watched 1776 and west wing... it was a perfect day.  Oh, and I took a nap... can't forget how awesome naps are.

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I'm thinking about starting in private sector just to manage my debt if my school's LRAP doesn't offer enough assistance to survive at first.  But I really don't need that much.

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definitely concur... not awake yet... just working.

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I need an honest answer... am I being ridiculous to want to apply to 14 schools (probably taking out some student loan to pay for it...)?

8 of the schools are a T14 net (NYU, Penn, Duke, Michigan, Virginia, Georgetown, Cornell, and Columbia).  These range from just under 50% LSAC calculator probability to about 20% probability. 

The other 6 range from 50%-85% probability and are (UCLA, BC, W&M, BU, Fordham and Minnesota).  I am pretty sure I will get into one of those schools.

So does anyone else do anything similar?  Should I weed out a few of those T14s at least?  Any thoughts or similar/dissimilar experiences would be helpful.  I'm really trying to get accepted into the best school I can and keep open at least one or two good scholarship options on the bottom as well.  That way I can play with the numbers myself and balance $$ w/ the quality of the institution.

I applied to 12 (well 13 but I withdrew one of my applications due to the fact that it was a last minute application and I couldn't have gone complete in time), and this was too many.  The reason this was too many is that I applied to a bunch of schools that I was alright with rather than really, really wanted to attend.  I say look at each school on your list.  Yes, applying to a few safeties is a very wise idea.  However, don't apply to any reaches just because of the prestige or any safeties just because you need a safety.  Make sure that wherever you apply is a place that you feel is a good match for you--- in areas of specialty, location, and attitude of the campus.  If you have 14 schools on your list that meet those  criteria, I'd say it isn't the worst idea to apply to that many (though it is a little excessive).   Honestly, I'd say 8 well chosen schools (so not just 8 in T14) is plenty to give you options and not waste your money, especially if you don't have the money to lose.

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